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CPC Blog: Posts made in October, 2010

Protecting Teens from Overexposure to Violent Video Games

The Harvard Mental Health Letter reports that worries about video game violence are probably overblown, but also offers advice on how parents can minimize any potential harm.

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Teaching College Kids to Pilot Their Own Helicopter.

In his blog,  “The Answer Sheet,” Marvin Krislov, the President of Oberlin College, discusses the current phenomenon of “helicopter parents” dropping kids off at college.   To read the article,  follow this link,  Helicopter parents, to Krislov’s blog,    Any comments?

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Bryan Conn, Ph.D. Wins Essay Prize

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center’s Prize Essay Committee has announced that Bryan Conn, PhD., a member of the English Department of Case Western Reserve University has won the Center’s 2010 essay competition for his essay “Clinging to Love, Loving to Cling – Race and Sexuality in James Baldwin’s Another Country “.  The competition, established in 2009 […]

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Laura Hengehold Ph.D. Joins Essay Contest Committee

The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center’s Prize Essay Committee has announced that Laura Hengehold, Ph.D. has joined  the committee overseeing the competition.  Dr. Hengehold, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at CWRU, teaches and researches on political philosophy and feminist philosophy, using perspectives influenced by Continental philosophy and psychoanalysis.  The CPC Essay Committee has […]

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Healthy Bereavement

Healthy grief requires a multidimensional fluidity because it is multidetermined.  The relative maturity of the mourning depends upon the biologic age of the mourner, the nature of the bond with the lost object, and by the existing defenses and psychic structures at the time of the loss.  It depends on representation, recollection, reconstruction, internalization, symbolization, […]

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Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center Observes Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) takes place October 3-9 and offers an opportunity to learn more about serious mental illnesses such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  Education changes attitudes and lives.  The Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center continues to educate the public, as well as mental health professionals, aiming to improve the lives of individuals […]

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Psychoanalysts in Social Media: Overcoming Resistances

In recent years, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and other social media platforms have become the virtual places where human interaction occurs, with discussions on topics from auto repair to international politics.  Psychoanalysts are joining the conversation.  One of the more widely known psychoanalyst-bloggers is Dr. Gail Saltz, who discusses health, sex, and relationships, not only […]

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Analytic Flicks – Mao’s Last Dancer

Here are some points that Carl has in mind for the discussion of “Mao’s Last Dancer” on Sunday, the 3rd. Remember all the films that triggered discussions of cultural diversity? How is Mao’s Last Dancer similar/ different? What type of internal father is Chairman Mao to the film’s hero? How might you discuss the loss of his mother? […]

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